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First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828

 
 
First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kern Butler, March 15, 2009
1. First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828 Marker
Inscription. First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828
 
Erected 1928 by DeKalb County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 16.984′ N, 84° 55.317′ W. Marker is in Spencerville, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 1 and DeKalb County Road 68 (County Road 68), on the right when traveling north on State Road 1. Touch for map. A celebration was held when this marker was placed in 1928. Marker is in this post office area: Spencerville IN 46788, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spencerville Covered Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daeida Hartell Wilcox Beveridge / Amelia Swilley Bingham (approx. 8.3 miles away in Ohio); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 8.3 miles away in Ohio); Land Office Building (approx. 8.3 miles away in Ohio); "It All Started Here" (approx. 8.6 miles away); Auburn Automobile Company (approx. 8.7 miles away); DeKalb County Veterans Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); Site Of Wesley Park's Home (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. First Family in the First Settlement was David and Elizabeth Yates Butler
Kern
First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kern Butler, March 15, 2009
2. First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828 Marker
Butler is the third Grandchild of David and Elizabeth Yates Butler who were living at this location when they obtained their land deed. They moved here from Pick-a-Way County Ohio with Thomas Lovell Yates who was a brother of Elizabeth and not married. By the end of the year there were 6 more families who had obtained land deeds on the properties on which they were living. This settlement was first known as DeKelb but when this name become the County's name, the new name become Spencerville.
    — Submitted June 9, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana.

 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Church background in DeKalb County Indiana at1828 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kern Butler, April 27, 2009
3. Church background in DeKalb County Indiana at1828 Marker
First Settlement in 1828 Wood Sign Located West of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kern Butler, April 27, 2009
4. First Settlement in 1828 Wood Sign Located West of Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on January 24, 2013, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. Photos:   1. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana.   2. submitted on September 15, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana.   3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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